THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT IS SOLICITING AMICUS BRIEFS OR MEMORANDA FROM INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE FOLLOWING MATTER PENDING BEFORE THE COURT
ARGUMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2013
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE
THE FIRST DAY OF THE SITTING IN WHICH THE CASE IS SCHEDULED FOR ARGUMENT
William Pepin & another v. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
This matter presents a challenge to the validity of regulations of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife under the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act, G. L. c. 131A, namely 321 Code Mass. Regs. ss. 10.11-10.25, that require property owners, whose property has been designated "priority habitat" for a species of special concern, to record a deed restriction and conservation easement before developing and/or subdividing their property; and raises the question of what procedural protections are required when the division so designates "priority habitat."
Interested parties may file their briefs in the Office of the Clerk for the Commonwealth, John Adams Courthouse, Suite 1-400, Pemberton Square, Boston MA 02108-1724 (Telephone 617-557-1020). Parties filing amicus briefs are expected to comply with the requirements of Rules 17, 19 and 20 of Mass. Rules of Appellate Procedure. Amicus briefs, to assist the court, should focus on the ramifications of a decision and not solely on the interests of the parties filing such briefs.
|Susan Mellen, Clerk|